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My #parkrun 2022 Journey

This year's running targets are:

  • To run 5k in 25:59 minutes or less [PB so far is 26:14 on 26/3/22]
  • To reduce my weight to 10st 7lbs or 67kg by Clocks Back 2022 [Not a chance!]
  • To run 10k in 55:59 minutes or less Achieved! [PB is 55:55 on 3/4/22]
  • To run a minimum of 5 x parkrun new tourism locations Achieved! [Kilmarnock/Alstervorland/Ancholme Way/Cleethorpes/Fort William]
  • To complete my 100th parkrun and get my 100 T-shirt Achieved!
  • To complete my 50th volunteer stint and get my 50 T-shirt Achieved!
  • To complete the 2022 Watchtree 5k Trail Series
  • To complete the Carlisle 5k Series Achieved!
  • To run my first parkrun abroad Achieved!
  • To notch up a total of 10 x different parkrun volunteer roles by the end of the year Achieved!

Paul teague Carlisle parkrun

Stretch Goals:

Run 5k in 25:55 or faster (the time I ran that distance in 2002 at age 37)

Run 10k in 51:41 or faster (the time I ran that distance in 2002 at age 37)

My parkrun tourism 2022 aspirations:

Preston, Barrow, Whitehaven, Talkin Tarn, Cleethorpes, Normanby Hall, Hamburg, Fort William and more πŸ™‚

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82 – Saturday 1st January 2022 at Carlisle:

Jan 1st parkrun
January 1st 2022 parkrun
January 1st volunteering
January 1st volunteering
January 1st 2022 weigh-in
January 1st 2022 weigh-in

83 – Saturday 8th January 2022 at Carlisle

84 – Saturday 15th January 2022 at Carlisle

85 – Saturday 22nd January 2022 at Carlisle

86 – Saturday 29th January 2022 at Cleethorpes

87 – Saturday 5th February 2022 at Carlisle

Carlisle parkrun

88 – Saturday 12th February 2022 at Carlisle



89 – Saturday 19th February 2022 at Carlisle

90 – Saturday 26th February at Carlisle

91 – Saturday 5th March at Carlisle

92 – Saturday 12th March at Talkin Tarn Country Park

Talkin Tarn parkrun

93 – Saturday 19th March at Fort William

Market rasen parkrun

94 – Saturday 26th March at Market Rasen Racecourse

NEW 5k PB ALERT! 26:14 at Market Rasen πŸ™‚

95 – Saturday 2nd April at Carlisle

NEW 10k PB ALERT! 55:55 at Lancaster Race to the Castle πŸ™‚



96 – Saturday 9th April at Carlisle


97 – Saturday 16th April at Penrith

Penrith parkrun

98 – Saturday 23rd April at Carlisle

99 – Saturday 30th April at Carlisle

100th parkrun & 50th volunteer – Saturday 7th May at Carlisle

Me & Fran at my 100th parkrun

101 – Saturday 14th May at Ancholme Valley Way parkrun in Brigg

102 – Saturday 21st May at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock

103 – Saturday 28th May at Chester

104 – Saturday 4th June at Alstervorland in Hamburg:

Most iconic run to date …

105 – Saturday 11th June at Carlisle:

Saturday 18th June at Carlisle – no run today, did a double volunteer stint [my 52nd volunteer] – First Timer's Welcome & Barcode Scanning

106 – Saturday 25th June at Crichton parkrun:

107 – Saturday 2nd July at Barrow:

108 – Saturday 9th July at Humber Bridge:

109 – Saturday 16th July at Talkin Tarn:

Talkin Tarn parkrun

110 – Saturday 23rd July at Carlisle:

111 – Saturday 30th July at Carlisle:

112 – Saturday 6th August at Normanby Hall:

Read my run report here

113 – Saturday 13th August at Carlisle:

114 – Saturday 20th August at Carlisle:

115 – Saturday 27th August at Carlisle:

116 – Saturday 3rd September at Carlisle:

117 – Saturday 10th September at Keswick:

Keswick parkrun

118 – Saturday 17th September at Carlisle:

118 – Saturday 24th September at Carlisle – first-time volunteering as a time-keeper today (no run).

119 – Saturday 1st October at Amager Strandpark parkrun in Copenhagen:

120 – Saturday 8th October at Carlisle (tail walker today):

121 – Saturday 15th October at Carlisle:

122 – Saturday 22nd October at Holyrood parkrun in Edinburgh:

Read my run report here

Holyrood parkrun

123 – Saturday 29th October at Scunthorpe:

124 – Saturday 5th November at Crichton:

125 – Saturday 12th November at Carlisle:

125 – Saturday 19th November 10th volunteer role (Funnel Manager) at Carlisle:

Volunteer roles

126 – Saturday 26th November at Carlisle:

DH Runners Championship parkrun day

127 – Saturday 3rd December at Lincoln:

Pictured at Lincoln parkrun

I wrote the run report at Lincoln parkrun this week – read it here:

128 – Saturday 10th December at Penrith:

A last-minute change of location due to Carlisle being cancelled because of ice. I volunteered as tail-walker to get a volunteer and a running credit, and hit a couple of the goals I wanted to reach before year-end:

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129 – Saturday 17th December at [TBC]:

130 – Saturday 24th December at [TBC]:

131 – Sunday 25th December at [TBC]:

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